Zanjice / Sanjice Bay

Zanjice or Sanjice Bay is at the entrance of the Gulf of Kotor or Boka Kotorska. Its wide beach is a popular spot for a swim. You can also take a boat trip to the nearby Blue Caves and the fortress island of Mamula, also known as Lastavicka.

The fort on Mamula was built in 1853 by General Lazar Mamula .It formed  part of the defences of the Kotor Gulf, a major Austro-Hungarian Naval base. It was subsequently used as a concentration camp in both world wars. It had a particularly grim reputation for ill treatment of prisoners, with a number perishing there.

The island is now slated for development as a luxury hotel. This may be a better exploitation of the rich marine life that occupies the many crevasses around the island’s coast, though there are fears for the impact of this historic site.

Once you’ve finished exploring the local sights, you can adjourn to the village of Ribarsko Selo. The village is on the south side of Zanjice Bay and its name literally translates as Fishing Village. You’ll find several of restaurants here, with the chance to sample fish fresh from the local fishermen.

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